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Markdown is a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting (Questions, answers, wikis, chat).

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Is there an easy way to post nice hyperlinks to questions?

Often I want to link to an existing question on the SE network in a comment or even a question/answer. One way to do this is by using the Share button. The link will be given in the form https://...
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Bordermatrix doesn't seem to work

Help of the Cross Validated says that "Cross Validated uses MathJax to render LaTeX." and the "Learn more" link leads to this site, where (under the Matrices point) you can find an example for ...
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Stack Overflow markdown editor tool bar options are not displaying

Stack Overflow markdown tool bar options are not displaying. It is shown the error below:
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How to preserve a TAB character in a string?

I want to preserve the TAB character in a string, because I want to give an example input that contains a TAB. Then users can copy that string and use it. But it seems like StackExchange always ...
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Adding strike through to styling [duplicate]

A strike-through feature has been requested many times over the years, but there aren't any updates recently. The last artifact I could find is from this question's comment: Because it wasn't a ...
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Code block is not visible after using HTML <ul> (or “-” before text if you prefer) [duplicate]

When answering/asking a question if you want to achieve a black dot before the text, you can either use "-" before your text or use: <ul> <li>some text</li> <ul/> So far ...
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Chat FAQ is misleading regarding markdown in multi-line messages

This question follows the discussion in comments here. We know that Markdown in chat fails for multi-line messages. Debatable, but OK. However, the Chat FAQ for formatting shows us what appears to ...
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Syntax for chat messages?

Chat messages do not seem to support markdown like questions and answer on SX.com websites - at least not fully. Where can I find the full syntax supported in chatroom messages?
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How to add a blank line in a blockquote? [duplicate]

I'd like to do know how to do the following: Blockquote A blank line that's not part of either block, visually distinguishing two different blockquotes Blockquote B Experiments Without adding ...
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Bug: Can't insert horizontal rule in Safari on iOS [closed]

Normally we can create a horizontal line in questions or answers like this: ------- However, in Safari for iOS, I found no way to enter this sequence of characters, since two sequential dashes are ...
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Does using code syntax for non-code content causes accessibility issues? [duplicate]

I ask because I was told it does when I was working as web developer. On the other hand, diamond moderator who posted this: https://russian.stackexchange.com/a/19767/12008 insists on using this syntax ...
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How can I see the post rendering without MathJax formatting?

While I'm studying Math, Physics or any other topics which uses a lot of formulas, I'm taking notes using Anki which supports MathJax formating. Since I'd like my notes to be properly formated, I want ...
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Too much whitespace breaks markdown side-by-side diff

I came across this "bug" when reviewing this suggested edit. The review basically removes a lot of useless whitespace from a codeblock (that was used to show a stacktrace). This is how it looks like ...
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Is inserting images broken?

I was trying to edit a fresh user's post to include the image in the post. So I clicked on edit, then at the appropriate position CTRL-G, switched to "paste" and inserted https://i.imgur.com/lT8q3Ks....
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How can I go down one line without answering a full empty line in questions/answers? [duplicate]

When writing anything other than code on Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange, and wanting a new paragraph, or just a line break, pressing Enter just once doesn't do the trick. Look at this ...
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Cannot format code

I am trying to format the code from the link using the Stack Exchange app but when I cut and paste the code wall the spaces get removed and the hash marks disappear in the output. How can I fix it? ...
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Formatting problems with double quotes in URLs, mostly affecting the preview

One site I link to (Google) uses URLs with unencoded double quotes (") in them; I usually truncate the URL until it ends in a double quote so it's not as long. This creates problems either way in the ...
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Unable to post question [duplicate]

I composed a question on Stack Overflow which had lots of text. I tried to format it, mostly using <pre> tags but was unable to post it. The website gave the warning that my post contains ...
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Unable to rollback to previous revision

I edited my answer because the information was no longer accurate. However, after editing I found that the formatting was broken, so I rolled it back to the previous version. Unfortunately after the ...
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An empty code block gets added after an embedded list containing code

If I have a code block which is created using three backticks (```) inside a nested list, a second empty code block sometimes gets added after the list. For example, this markdown code: 1. Testing a ...
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HTML <li> items not rendered correctly in Firefox, Edge, and IE11

This Sandbox post looks quite normal when viewed on e.g. Safari or Chrome: but when viewed in Firefox (on macOS Mojave) as well as Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, the bullets generated by &...
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White boxes in markdown view

On sites where the background is not white, you can see white spaces when looking at anything in side-by-side markdown mode, including suggested tag wiki edits, where it is very noticeable and awkward-...
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How do I post Markdown code in a Stack Overflow question? [duplicate]

I have a question about some Markdown code not displaying as expected that I would like to ask on Stack Overflow. If I add the code (which includes triple-back-ticks), it is obviously rendered as an ...
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Formatting of link works in post editor, but not in post itself

I recently answered a question on Stack Overflow where I included a link to a Wolfram Alpha computation. In the editor, I write the link as: [wolfram alpha](https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=sum+...
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Workaround for horizontal scroll bar obscuring single line code markdowns [duplicate]

Occasionally this happens on chrome from a mac: Single line code markdowns can thereafter be difficult to read. Clicking elsewhere on the page doesn't seem to 'undo' this. My workaround is to double ...
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Bold or italics in Markdown inline code [duplicate]

I would like to add bold (or italic) text to inline code (not a block of code). So in one **two** three, I would like "two" to be bold rather than surrounded by asterisks. Note: This is a similar ...
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Add some bottom padding to code snippets

Currently it's impossible to see the bottom line of code snippets because the horizontal scroll bar is positioned over the top of them (post in question): Please could you add some bottom padding so ...
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Body content formatting on mobile [duplicate]

I recently joined SO and related sites, and whilst raising a question I noticed that there was no obvious way for me to apply Markdown styling to body content via mobile. For instance, if I were to ...
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Bug with rendering <code>`TEST`</code>?

There seems to be a bug with rendering the following snippet. <code>`TEST`</code> It is shown as TEST and should be visible with quotes. Suprisingly the following works fine <code&...
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Code sample could not be shown on the page

The code samples could not be showed in the page and the markdown editor is also not working well in my browser. I'm using Chromium (Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu, running on ...
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Single line code is hidden by the horizontal scrollBar [duplicate]

The horizontal ScrollBar on a one line code on any post is hiding the code for me. I'm using Google Chrome 71.0.3578.98 on macOS v10.14 (Mojave), but I think this bug is a general issue. And here are ...
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Weird things happening with the new fenced codeblocks

If I type this code using the new fence-style code blocks, it displays fine: #include <stdio.h> int main(int argc, char** argv) { int i = 6; while(i --> 0) printf(i); return 0; }...
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Why don't comments support the full markdown?

If you read the formatting help for comments it reads: Comments use mini-Markdown formatting Why isn't the full or no mini-markdown (the one that can be used on answers/questions) used?
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Does Stack Exchange Markdown support MermaidJS?

MermaidJS was my favourite cool thing in 2018! But I can't find a way to draw MermaidJS graph or sequenceDiagram on Stack Overflow. I've seen many Markdown tools such as StackEdit, Typora, Markdown ...
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Question editor bug when use code in blockquote

It seems we can use code sample in blockquote, so I tried this: > ```pub trait A {} pub trait B: A {}``` Or > ```pub trait A {} > pub trait B: A {}``` Or > ``` pub trait A {} > ...
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Why Stack Overflow is not displaying markdown options in answer section?

I am not able to see the Stack Overflow markdown options in the answer section, which contains options like B I , attachment options but same is visible in Stack Exchange. Is there any reason for ...
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Text after a URL disappears in the preview, but not in the submitted question/answer

I was typing an answer and some text just randomly disappeared in the preview. I've crafted a (hopefully MCVE) example where text in between doesn't render. As @amimuson mentions, the bug seems to be ...
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Are there any plans to improve the Answer editor?

The rumors say that you've made a lot of changes to the backend so that you can now easier implement features that has been requested for a long time... I don't know whether this feature is one of ...
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Bug in quote found on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I posted this question on Stack Overflow, and noticed the following behavior. The following quote does somehow cut the rest of the sentence: 'DoSomeList' cannot be used as type parameter '...
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Can I use the Stack Exchange markdown techniques in my own site?

When I develop a website, the client almost always requires me to give them edit privileges without referring back to me, i.e. they want to edit the site's content themselves. So, in such scenarios, I ...
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Tag popup for `[tag:]` markdown no longer working in posts

When hovering over a tag 'under' a question, a popup with extended information is shown. While the usefulness is under discussion, and people like me write userscripts to fill the gaps, I noticed it's ...
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How to explain abbreviations without the disallowed <abbr> HTML tag?

How can tooltips be currently added to abbreviations as long as the <abbr> HTML tag is unsupported? Is there a Markdown equivalent or other workaround?
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How do I write a comment which contains commands that contain the character ` (backtick)? [duplicate]

I would like to use in a comment the following command: How can I do that so that character " ` " before and after the word "Private" is visible?
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When should I use <kbd> vs [tag:tagname]?

I've seen that the <kbd> element is used in a lot of questions and is used to reference a tag. But I've also seen questions that use [tag:tagname] for the same purpose. They look a little bit ...
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How do I indent text?

I presently must copy and paste Em Space,  , from a website or my profile to indent text. Any easier solution without relying on other websites? This question has probably been asked before, but I ...
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Extra square bracket ([) when uploading image

I was making a post on the gamedev meta and after I posted it I noticed that between the Header and the image I first uploaded there was a trailing [ and I went to edit the post and remove it, only... ...